Open thread.

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We are one week away from the NFL season starting. I have been getting in the groove by playing a lot of Madden ’12. I tell you guys, this game is as real as it gets. It’s so real, that the Bears secondary doesn’t even play defense in the video game either. Charles Tillman (Worthless) still can’t cover a receiver. And no worries for the stat geeks out there: I played man-to-man coverage and he still can’t catch anybody. This is for Chucky: In the game, Lovie just stands there and moves his head left to right all the time. Cutler also was sacked about five times in one of the games I played. It’s just like you are watching it on TV!

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63 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. chucky Says:

    Fro….Are you sure that is the video game? Sounds like a real Bears game to me.

    Buckle up men. It’s going to be a long season.

  2. Yeti Says:

    So, you suck at Madden?

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    Actually, I find myself pretty good at it. The first two games, I totally screwed up some plays as I am still getting use to it. Last night though, I beat the Ravens 60-3. Forte had 339 yards rushing on just 19 attempts. I found it a bit funny that the first game I played against the Packers, Tillman (Worthless) couldn’t stop Jennings on anything. Play action is also getting more difficult as soon as the computer seems to blitz more when I do that.

    Chucky, that was something that the makers of Madden were hearing from fans in the last few years that the game wasn’t real enough. Well, that first game I played was as real as it could get.

  4. chucky Says:

    Just a quick update. The Cubs have not gotten back to me about my rant about mike Quade. Doesn’t surprise me though.

    Thoughts?

  5. Yeti Says:

    Wait, you actually emailed the Cubs? HAHAHAHA

  6. chucky Says:

    Yes I did. What’s your point?

  7. Yeti Says:

    If you don’t see how ridiculous that is, then there is no point

  8. chucky Says:

    So, you don’t have a point. Just more of the same shit from you, right Yeti?

    Yeah, I e-mailed them. I just thought I’d take a shot. I figured that if nothing else, it couldn’t hurt to try and a get a reaction. If it worked, fine. If it didn’t, who cares?

    Here is an idea for you. After you compile all of your worthless, bullshit stats, go out and try to find one person that gives a goddamn about you or your worthless fucking stats. Then get back to me and let me know how well it went. I have the feeling I’ll get the same response from you that I got got from the Cubs. None.

    Now fuck off, bitch.

  9. Yeti Says:

    Is this where I say your mom gives a shit about me and my stats or is that later in this discussion?

  10. C. Muskie Says:

    I took the dildo out of Yeti’s mouth long enough for him to say something! Now I’m going to put it someplace else now-brace yourself, Yeti!

    You know, it used to be that Yeti had a point of view-you could disagree with his reliance on stats, but he had something legitimate to say. Now, since even he can’t/won’t defend the Cubs he just launches into ad hominem attacks against anyone for no reason other than to be a jagbag. I guess people who go around thinking they are better than anyone else tend to be assholes.

    If I put the dildo away do you promise to be a nice boy, Yeti?

  11. Jimmy D. Says:

    Lance Briggs is a gem and a true “team player”. Thank God we don’t have that doucecopter; Go Pack Go!!!

  12. chucky Says:

    Yeti….you’re not nearly man enough to say anything about my mother. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you are. Your best bet is to simply steer clear of that subject. If you don’t understand that, I’ll be more than happy to explain it to you….personally.

    Don’t ever make that mistake again, dipshit.

  13. genrebuster Says:

    Good news from where I sit:

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/6921472/carlos-zambrano-pitch-chicago-cubs-again-year

  14. erniesarmy Says:

    Yeti, I mean Betti, left the reservation a long long time ago. Now he’s nothing more than a caricature of some lame comic book character.

    A word to the wise, Betti, stay far away from calling out people’s families, I am sure that will get you banned from here, or worse if Chucky finds you.

    Just a little friendly advice.

  15. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Yeti is a fucking tool. Time after time, he throws some worthless stat out there. Then when one of us proves him wrong, he’ll go off on a tirade and call you a retard. It’s his motto.

    Hey Yeti, Friday afternoon at Wrigley Urinal, Pittsburgh surrenders just one run on five hits. How come you haven’t defended the team much this year?

  16. genrebuster Says:

    Cubs have lost 9 of 12 and are 20 games under .500. Yes, Quade is the man to lead this band of scrubs.

    Wait till next year!

    After that last idiotic post, I vote for “Irish Yeti” over the current Yeti, who has become the epitome of PATHETIC.

  17. Robert Says:

    Hey marmol get off your knees you blew the game again

  18. chucky Says:

    Nice to see Marmol is back to his old “serviceable” self again.

    The ghost of Kevin Gregg lives on. And Mike Quade has officially passed Terry Bevington on the suck meter.

    And you watch, tomorrow that shithole stadium will be full again. Fucking morons.

  19. Nemo Says:

    Would be cool if Marmol came to the ballpark to find a thousand sets of knee pads by his locker.

  20. genrebuster Says:

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    Derek Lee is happy to be back at Wrigley Urinal…he thought he was playing for the Marlins again!!

    Marmol now leads the NL with 9 saves…now there’s a stat for Yeti to ponder….or suck on!

    I wonder if Marmol & Kevin Gregg will be dining out together anytime soon…

  21. Pie in the Sky Says:

    4.26 ERA from a closer that’s pathetic. Some MIDDLE RELIEVERS get sent down to Triple-A for that.

  22. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    I am so glad I missed this one.

    When Lee is facing us, he beats us. When he is on our side, he still beats us.

    Go figure. I forgot what franchise we are discussing here. It’s probably the most embarrassing franchise in professional sports.

  23. Jimmy D. Says:

    Woody thought he had it all figured out. Come into the game and blow the lead that Coleman held with some strong pitching, all in the hopes of earning a “W”. Bottom half of the inning SoreAss drives in 2 and the Cubs take the lead again….Woody in line for the “W”; so far, so good. OOOPPPSS, here comes the cLOSER. If anyone should do it, it should be Woody that beats the fucking breath right out of Marmol.

  24. genrebuster Says:

    Look, it’s really simple. No need to discuss it further.

    MARMOL STINKS.

    Another failed experiment. Let him figure it out — how to be a great closer — on some other team, preferably in the NL Central.

    103 years of LOSING has me impatient. If you don’t like it, STFU.

    Blow this shit up NOW.

  25. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Yeti, wherever you may be, please enlighten us on your opinion of Marmol this season. Feel free to give us your stats on him and to whether or not, he is a serviceable closer.

  26. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    One step forward, three steps back…

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/rosenblog/chi-ricketts-found-a-new-way-to-mess-up-cubs-gm-search-20110904,0,7123057.column

  27. chucky Says:

    Fuck you Tom Ricketts.

    Just…..Fuck you.

  28. Robert Says:

    But chucky has done a great job he has developed uh and um and who can forget about you know who and whats his name

  29. genrebuster Says:

    I tell you, Rosenbloom is writing some great stuff. I think he despises Tom Ricketts more than me…and that is saying something.

  30. Robert Says:

    Genre i think he has been here before ….he calls ricketts fanboy he caled moe tommyboy

  31. Nemo Says:

    It’s not just the fact that fanboy has just handcuffed his yet-to-be-hired GM-but the fact that he is essentially saying, “You might be an experienced baseball man from a winning organization, but in this case, I know baseball better than you.” Fanboy, if YOU know ANY baseball better than your next GM, then you have made the worst GM hire in history!!!

    Now, it is still possible that some hot assistant GM such as Rick Hahn will take the job under such conditions, but then it certainly would make you concerned whether said GM would be willing to make tough decisions and/or challenge any interference by fanboy in the future.

  32. chucky Says:

    Genre….If you think Rosenbloom is writing some good stuff you should try listening to his radio show on Saturday mornings on the Score. They stream the broadcast, so you should have no problems listening. He really has no problem ripping into fanboy or “Clown” Kenney. He absolutely hates those two, and pulls no punches in saying so. His show is actually more listenable than a lot of the regular weekday shows. I try to listen to him as offen as possible.

    Robert…..Yeah, I forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me.

    Tom Ricketts…..Fuck you. Just…fuck you.

  33. genrebuster Says:

    Until Crane Kenney is gone, you can count on this PATHETIC Cubs organization extending their 104 year old streak…count on it.

    Fanboy may end up being our worst nightmare. Thanks again to the powers that be….for allowing the douchebag and his family to buy the Cubs…great move.

  34. genrebuster Says:

    Chucky, Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely tune in to Rosenbloom…I appreciate his words.

    FINALLY…somebody in the media who’s not afraid to speak out — in strong words — against this heavy load of reeking vomit called “The Cubs”.

  35. chucky Says:

    Well I’ll be damned. Here I thought his problem was that he just sucked!

    ———————————————————————————-

    From Cubs.com:

    Mechanics at heart of Marmol’s problems

    CHICAGO — Carlos Marmol leads the National League in blown saves with nine, not a statistic he’d like to be No. 1 in.

    Marmol’s latest blown save was on Saturday, when he served up Derrek Lee’s grand slam in the Pirates’ 7-5 win over the Cubs. He’s still the team’s closer.

    “We need Marmol to be who he is and who we’ve seen,” Cubs manager Mike Quade said Monday. “I’m not the kind of person who bails on a guy because he’s going through a rough stretch. Part of that is on him to work and figure things out.”

    The issue is mechanics. When Marmol is out of whack, it shows.

    “The quality of the slider is the thing that’s lacking, right now,” Quade said. “He’s been more inconsistent with that pitch than in the past. You can’t look past that when he’s right, how dominant he is. It hasn’t been a great year for him. But we need that dominant guy at the end of the game — and he still should be that guy.”

    Marmol’s previous season high for blown saves was five, set last season when he saved 38 games. He now has 31 saves in 40 opportunities.

    Could Quade consider Kerry Wood or Sean Marshall for the role?

    “As good as both of those guys have been, when Marmol’s right, nobody here has eclipsed how dominant he is late in the game and nobody has handled it as well,” Quade said. “We’ve just got to get him right, that’s all.”

    ————————————————————————————-

    Do we need any more proof that Quade doesn’t have a motherfucking clue? Get rid of this fucking moron and hire someone who knows how to manage a goddamned baseball team. And no, NOT RYNE SANDBERG!!! That’s the same type of bullshit mentality that got the shell of Kerry Wood back in a Cub uniform. We all know how well that worked out for us. We’ve had enough of that goddamned bullshit.

  36. genrebuster Says:

    Chucky…this shit is so absurd, you couldn’t make it up.

    That’s it for me…screw Quade. This comment alone is enough to fire his ass:

    “We need Marmol to be who he is and who we’ve seen,” Cubs manager Mike Quade said Monday.

    NO. Actually, that is WRONG! WHO HE IS and WHO WE’VE SEEN has contributed a great deal to this LOST season.

    It’s becoming more and more obvious that Quade learned a lot from the the toothpick chomping idiot, directly or indirectly. Somebody…keep this guy from talking to the press. It is embarrassing from this point on.

    If FANBOY fires Quade….IF-how about WHEN?- perhaps Quade can get a job as a U.S. Diplomat…or the like. He seems like a nice enough guy…but as a manger he is as effective as a load of steaming crap.

    \For God’s sake, just blow this shit up once and for all…before Ricketts extends all the idiots in the front office who have been steering this trainwreck for too long. This doesn’t just happen overnight.

    TRULY PATHETIC.

  37. MadCityMac Says:

    If Quade and Clown Kenney aren’t shit-canned, I’m done with this emarassment of a fucking organization forever; blow this fucking disaster up NOW!!

  38. MadCityMac Says:

    embarassment- fucking eyes are going….

  39. genrebuster Says:

    Mac, I didn’t even bother to correct my mis-spells and botched cut/paste in my previous post…given the unbelievably fucked up performance of the Cubs for so many years, maybe Mitch will let me slide. If not, screw him.

    I’m with you….if Kenney and Quade are back, what’s the point of being a Cubs fan?

    It starts at the top…and it’s clear that the guys at the top have the brains of half-baked inbreds…at best.

  40. Nemo Says:

    Guys, I’ve been gone a long time in ways that mean the most to the Cubs-I don’t go to games, don’t buy merchandise, watch on tv or radio, or even read articles at Carrie’s smelly Muskrat.com. Sure, I follow bigger news like trades, hirings and firings. I know that they are in 5th place about 24 games out in the standings-but if you asked me on any given day if the Cubs won, I could tell you correctly maybe 5-10% of the time. I don’t think I could name more than 15 out of 25 players on the roster-maybe less than half.

    Firing Kenney and Quade and getting a good President, GM, and Manager are all about GETTING ME BACK as an active Cubs fan. I will always care tangentially about the Cubs, but that’s about it for now. My interest in baseball is at my lowest level in my entire life. Show me that the organization truly understands its failure, place excellent baseball people at all levels in the organization, that solid, sustainable progress is being made, and then I could come back.

  41. Jimmy D. Says:

    Nemo,

    If you’d like to increase your “guessing ratio” from 5-10%, just guess that the Cubs lost that day. Your ratio will automatically soar to about 57.8%. You’re welcome.

    Jimmy D.

  42. Nemo Says:

    Sadly, that is pathetically too true, Jimmy D.

    For clarification, the figure I gave was 5-10% of games that I knew for certain the result. I don’t ever check on how the Cubs did in a game. I hear from you guys here or unintentionally see it in a sports headline.

    Baseball was my first sport as a kid and my favorite. Decades of Cubs incompetence has almost entirely killed my enthusiasm for baseball.

  43. robert Says:

    newest quote from our friend big dust

    Asked why it’s so tough to win on the North Side, Baker said: “I don’t know why. I tried to tell them. They ran me out of town.”

  44. chucky Says:

    Yeah, I saw that Robert. More of the same “poor, poor me” bullshit from the whiney, sniveling little bitch. But you did notice that he had all the answers, but didn’t take any blame for anything when it went south. Sure Dusty, it wasn’t your fault you destroyed the careers of Kerry Wood and Mark Pryor.

    Baker…..I hope you read this. You’re still an arrogant, egotistical piece of shit excuse for a human being. Nobody ran you out of town. You ran yourself out of town with your complete incompetence. You fucking suck as a manager. I know for a fact that the smarter Reds fans wanted no part of you managing their team. They saw the destruction you wrought here in Chicago, and posted a website similar to this one, stating “Save the Reds from this man!” Let me ask you something you fat son-of-a-bitch: Will you bitch and piss and moan and play the race card AGAIN when the top brass of the Reds finally figure out what we’ve known all along? Will you sit on your fat fucking ass and say they ran me out of town? You stupid fucking cocksucker, just shut the hell up and try not to destroy any more careers. Go fuck yourself.

    One more thing. I didn’t just take the time to say all of that because you’re black. I said it because you’re a GODDAMNED ASSHOLE! So save your race card bullshit for someone who cares, fuckwad.

  45. chucky Says:

    Oh, boy! Buckle up boys and get ready to puke. Guess who just e-mailed me back. If you’re interested, here is what they said:

    Thank you for writing to the Chicago Cubs. We hope that you can continue to cheer for the team despite not being fond of Mike Quade’s nicknames for the players. Maybe we will see you at Wrigley Field before the season ends? GO CUBS GO!

    Best,

    Clare

    ——————————————————————————-

    Can you fucking believe this? I guess this is my fault for even trying. I am contemplating my response to this now. I’ll let you guys know what I say to this.

  46. Nemo Says:

    Chucky,

    You’re probably dealing with some poor college pr intern who got more than she bargained for dealing with irate Cub fans. Rather than respond to her, aim high-write to fanboy himself.

  47. chucky Says:

    Nemo….I’d love to. They don’t have contact info for him though. Besides, do you think he knows how to read?

    As far as her being some college intern, could be. But I’d bet they go through them at least once a week, especially considering that there has to alot more pissed off fans than just me writing in.

  48. genrebuster Says:

    Dear Clare, No…you will not see me at a Cubs game again. I won’t spend a dime on this PATHETIC Cubs organization until changes are made, including replacing Quade and Crane Kenney. After 42 years of following the Cubs–less and less since 2003–I’ve had it with the inept management & ownership. If you don’t get it, then try this on for size:

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    BTW, there are MANY Cubs fans who feel exactly like me. I regret the day the Rickettts family purchased the Cubs. As far as baseball goes, they are LOSERS.

  49. genrebuster Says:

    Nemo, regarding your posts about “being gone for a long time”…I could have written that. Same for your post on “baseball being your favorite sport as a kid”…me, too. I stopped playing organized baseball as a kid when I started getting interested in music…

    It makes me mad–and sad– that things have regressed to this state. My mother lives 6 blocks from Wrigley…when I visited at the end of June, I walked by the park late on a Sunday night…believe it or not, it smelled like a urinal….on the street.

    I may end up HATING the Cubs before it’s over.

    Chucky. Your post to Baker is a classic and I agree with you completely.

  50. Robert Says:

    Did u notice he said he doesnt know why they cant win but he got ran out of town for telling them how to win

  51. genrebuster Says:

    Chomp Chomp

  52. Robert Says:

    Genre is quade going to have thanksgiving dinner with douchebag and marlon turd

  53. Christopher K. Says:

    John Grabow should retire tomorrow to save himself any further embarrassment.

  54. chucky Says:

    Well, I just sent my reply to Clare. Let’s see what lame response I get from this.

    ———————————————————————————–

    You have to be kidding.

    OK. I’m sure you are a nice person, and you were only replying the way you were told to. I don’t want to dump all over you. But no, you will not see me at Wrigley….ever. And no, I will not continue to cheer for a organization as dysfunctional as this one. Changes MUST be made, from top to bottom. Mike Quade is a symptom of the problems this organization has. Not only does he need to fired, but so does Crane Kenney, and EVERYBODY else from the previous regimes. You have a ton of housecleaning to do. And the fanboy owner, Tom Ricketts needs to get a clue. It’s time for a whole new approach to marketing. Wrigley Field is a dump. It needs to be said. It’s time to move on. It’s time for a new stadium. If the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals can build new stadiums, why can’t the Cubs? Hell, you still have the stupid horse troughs in the mens rooms to piss in! It’s time to dump the seventh inning stretch guest conductor garbage. I turn the channel EVERY time it comes on. It’s also time to dump the idiotic song “GO CUBS, GO!” after every home win. That has got to be THE worst song ever recorded. Steve Goodman should be charged with crimes against humanity for doing it. And yes, I change the channel when that comes on as well. Maybe if you find somebody that knows what the hell they are talking about, they might tell you that the best marketing tool you can have is a WINNING BASEBALL TEAM! But you’ll never have that as long as Ricketts continues to impose his thumbprint on this mess. And make no mistake, this is massive mess.

    If you start doing these things, if you start working towards those goals, if you want to start hiring professionals who know how to conduct themselves professionally and not like idiot fanboys, I’ll come back. In the meantime, tell Tom Ricketts I hope he enjoys being a loser.

    ————————————————————————————-

    Thoughts?

  55. genrebuster Says:

    Excellent.

    You could always add “More than a few long time Cubs fans share my opinion(s)….and it’s only a matter of time before the bottom line is adversely affected, assuming that the ship stays on it’s currently PATHETIC course”.

    But again, I commend you…this is tame compared to your fabulous rants, but given the scenario very well stated and appropriate.

  56. genrebuster Says:

    Robert, I think Quade may be the guest of honor.

  57. Yeti Says:

    Chucky pwnd them. LOLZ

  58. Matt Stairs Superfan Says:

    Yeti…You still didn’t respond to my post from above.

    Give us your thoughts on this current season as well as Marmol’s stats and if he is serviceable or not.

  59. Nemo Says:

    I think Steve Goodman dying of leukemia at age 36-just 3 days before the Cubs clinched their first playoff berth in 39 years was hard enough on the guy.

    Genre-when I walked by Wrigley last month, I was in a hurry, but I did think about how disastrous the Cubs were for so long. I remember as a kid, going by a ballpark Wrigley, even when no game, as kind of a magical thing. But now, just get out of my way, I have places to go.

    In terms of hating the Cubs-well, it’s kinda like that. I hate them for disappointing me for decades. I don’t hate them the same way I hate the Sox or the Cards. But, realistically, if I wasn’t a Cub fan, I probably wouldn’t hate those teams. Could I hate the Cubs to the point of rooting against them? I doubt it. The only state left for me is complete indifference, where I don’t read, think, or talk about them at all anymore. Could happen. Gotta say, having a place to vent with like-minded fans has kept me at least minimally engaged.

    Guys, you do realize asking the Cubs to get rid of Wrigley is like telling Vegas all they need to do is get rid of the gambling? It’s not going to happen. Besides, it’s peripheral to what we really want-a World Series Championship.

  60. Nemo Says:

    chucky,

    You should get yourself a facebook account, post an open letter to fanboy there. Then get yourself a twitter account and tweet the link to your open letter using hashtags #Cubs #ChicagoCubs, #TomRicketts, #fanboy, etc. Tweet the link to various Chicago Radio & TV twitter accounts. See how much interest you can generate.

  61. chucky Says:

    Thank you genre. I thought I should tone it down a bit, just this one time. I thought if I came at them with a vulgarity laced tirade that they’d just ignore it. You know me, I can go off like a roman candle. More often than not, I enjoy doing that.

    Nemo…..In some cases can’t people be tried somehow for crimes even after death. I think that they do that sometimes for heads of state, don’t they? I’m not sure. Yeah, I know, he’s wasn’t a head of state or anything. Maybe we could charge Ricketts with crimes against humanity? Just a thought.

    I won’t do facebook. I’ve avoided facebook like the fucking plague for one very big reason. I dated several rather psychotic (and that’s being kind) women in my day. I do not need any of them trying to look me up at this stage in my life. I’m not afraid of them. i just don’t want the headache. However, if any of you guys are on facebook, feel free to copy my stuff and submit it. It would be interesting to see if you get a reaction.

    Yeti….Are you the same guy who gave me a hard time about e-mailing the Cubs in the first place? Because that last post of yours doesn’t sound like that guy. Or the guy who tried to get smart about my mother. Are there two of you?

  62. genrebuster Says:

    Yes, sometimes whispering in somebody’s ear is more intense than screaming in somebody’s face”.

    (whispering) “fanboy….you are an idiot, a disappointment, thanks for nothing, please get out of the way and sell the team”….

    ….I guess it didn’t work. Damn.

  63. chucky Says:

    Genre…..Don’t stop trying. I won’t.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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